Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with CJSW!
This is Better Impact: our online volunteer management system. To get started, please read this FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") and then create a new account (or log in to your existing account) to fill out our application form.
Below, please check the box beside "I agree with the organization's policies" to indicate that you have read this FAQ.
What will CJSW do with my information?
This application form helps us get to know you better. We keep these forms on file after you're accepted as a volunteer, so that we always have a quick reference to know a little bit about who you are and what makes you special. If you have concerns or need clarification on any of these application questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why does CJSW ask about my gender pronouns & marginalized background?
We at CJSW recognize that people who are marginalized (by gender, ethnicity, class, education, etc.) are often faced with unfair barriers to involvement in volunteer and media organizations. As an organization, we strive to foster an inclusive environment for folks of all backgrounds. Rather than assuming we know your background or identify, we'd like to ask you. That being said - it's totally optional and up to you.
Please note: we recognize that identities may change throughout time. If that's the case for you, we can always update your volunteer profile once you’ve started to represent your preferred identity.
Does completing an application form guarantee that I will be accepted as a CJSW volunteer?
In order to make volunteer experiences more meaningful, we only accept a certain amount of volunteers every quarter depending on our capacity. As volunteer roles become available, we read applications and invite volunteers who are the best fit for an interview.
Periodically, we host information sessions about volunteering at CJSW as a service to all of our applicants. Coming to one of these events will give you the opportunity to meet the CJSW team before you are invited to be interviewed as a volunteer! Attending the information session doesn't always guarantee an interview, but it will allow us to put a face behind the application. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but due to the large amount of requests we cannot guarantee specific attendance at this time.
I have a great idea for a radio program! Do you have any openings in your schedule?
At this time, we have very few openings and we are currently prioritizing University of Calgary students and marginalized voices. We encourage all of our volunteers who aspire to become programmers to focus on getting involved with the CJSW community and contribute to the station in other ways. If this sounds interesting to you, you're totally welcome to fill out an application form. We'll talk more about the process for becoming a volunteer DJ (and other amazing volunteer opportunities) at the information session.
What's the next step after I submit my application?
Please be patient! Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation from the Better Impact system. The next time that we have an information session coming up, a live human will be in touch to invite you to reserve your spot!